No one would blame you for mistaking the Belmont Station for beer heaven. This charming shop and cafe offers its customers a jaw-dropping selection of over 1200 bottled varieties of beer that are cared for in a manner that ensures absolute freshness and crisp taste. Adjoining the shop is a delightful little biercafe where people can meet over a pint of brew and explore the current brew selection with fellow beer lovers. The cafe serves up a rotating selection of 20 beers on tap alongside delicious Italian-inspired meals from The Italian Market. With such a well-curated and varied selection on offer, you are sure to find something that perfectly suits your taste as you explore new discoveries and indulge in old favorites. Keep an eye on the Belmont Station website and facebook page for updates on beer tastings and special events.
Great entertainers such as Marvin Gaye, James Brown and the Grateful Dead have performed in this historic ballroom that is now owned by the McMenamin Brothers. Three on-site bars—including a popular nightclub, Ringlers - will satiate your hunger and thirst. It is worth a visit just to behold the local landmark's ornate chandeliers, picturesque windows and a 7500-square -foot (696.7728 square meters) dance floor that floats on ball-bearings.
Bailey's Taproom scores over all other pubs in town despite its lack of happy hours and food, simply due to the sheer fun and pleasure that it provides to its patrons. Amidst a comfortable environment full of cheerful banter and board games, are served large mugs of beer from a selection of 24 on tap. The beer ranges from labels like Wheat Wacker, Acclimator, Oyster Stout, My Bloody Valentine, Project 48 and Grand Cru. Various events are organized and partying becomes a grand affair here. Do drop in and discover the magic that lies within.
Don't come to Apex for dinner. Don't come for themed nights. Now that the initial rules are set, come to here for beer. Not just a beer, but just about every beer. The beer list is so long that one needs cheat sheets to decipher the best choice. Cyclists love this place. There's plenty of bike parking and a great outdoor patio for socializing and, well, drinking beer. The staff is friendly and the crowd always has a great time. Some may consider APEX a tourist attraction. If hunger strikes, go just across the wall to a restaurant that has great food.
Situated across Ankeny Street, Valentines is a trendy but casual bar. It is an ideal spot to hang out after work and enjoy few drinks with your friends. Open late till 2.30a, the bar is especially known for its live music sessions as well as DJ nights, theme parties, poetry readings, music concerts and film screenings throughout the week. You'll find well-mixed drinks at the bar, and there's an excellent selection of sandwiches and tapas if you're feeling peckish.
Nestled within Portland State University campus, The Cheerful Tortoise is a wonderful haven for students, offering them a lively break from their studies. This family-run sports bar boasts of more than 40 televisions, over 15 draft beers and entertaining games like Big Buck Hunter, Golden Tee and Mega Touch. They also have two pool tables, where you can enjoy a few rounds with your friends. Their free Wi-Fi service ensures that you are not disconnected from your virtual life. Enjoy cold beers along with burgers and wings, while enjoying the cool breeze on the patio.
Take a trip back in time at Jones, one of the hippest nightclubs in Portland. Recreating the disco era and styles from the 80s and 90s, this nightclub enables you to relive the decades gone by. Occasions like Valentine's Day, Halloween, Mardi Gras and others are celebrated with great gusto here with theme parties and DJ nights. On Fridays and Saturdays, you can enjoy vibrant nightlife, dancing and drinking till the early morning hours.
Ring in the weekend in the company of your favorite people at Dirty Nightclub. This nightclub is one of the liveliest night spots in the city and a must-visit if you want to explore the nightlife of Portland. Dance the night away at Dirty Nightclub as the DJ spins his magic with your favorite number, the club never has a dull moment with DJ and theme music events hosted here regularly. The club is usually crowded with youth and has an energetic ambiance that sets the good time rolling. In case you feel thirsty after all the dancing, Dirty Nightclub offers an array of drinks to accompany you for an evening here.
This vintage video game and pinball arcade is a trip through time– you will find a black lit wonderland of 80s video games that still costs a single quarter. DJs or bands entertain on most nights, with a small cover charge on band nights. Climb the ornate staircase to the largest collection of pinball machines in the area or try out iconic games like Mortal Kombat II and Pac-Man.
Housed inside the iconic confines of the Roseland Theater, Peter's Room offers a more intimate stage setting for concert bands. This sub-theater is located in the basement of the original Roseland Theater, consists of a fully-stocked bar and offers reasonably-priced bar eats such as meatball subs, burgers, nachos and chips. Admission is typically on a first come, first serve basis, so head here early to find a spot closer to the stage. Occasionally, Peter's Room at Roseland will also stream live ongoing concerts from the Roseland Theater stage for patrons who have settled at the bar.
For almost a century and a quarter this watering hole has been making every day "Turkey Day" in Downtown. Established in 1879, the bar is said to be Portland's oldest. The heavy, dark-wood tables are reminiscent of an Old World tavern. The menu has also expanded, but turkey is still the main attraction. Cooked up every way imaginable, Thanksgiving dinner is never out of season here. Full bar service is available. Do not forget to pick up a few interesting T-Shirts and memorabilia from the venue before leaving.